About MCSS

The Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies (MCSS) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit educational organization. It is a network of social studies educators who work at every level of schooling. They communicate with each other through publications and meetings. They broaden their communication by working with related professional associations, government, and private agencies.

MCSS on the Internet

In 2012, the Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies took an important step. The organization created this Web site. It is a beginning. In 2013, the NERC44 conference was able to add an on line registration option. In addition, we're trying...

Message from the President

Greetings fellow Social Studies EDUCATORS! I would like to begin with a brief introduction. My name is Bill McGarrigle, and I am the newly elected MCSS President. I have been teaching Social Studies for 17 years. As an educator, I strive to be a lifelong...

Who We Are

The Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies (MCSS) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit educational organization. It is a network of social studies educators who work at every level of schooling. They communicate with each other through publications...

Our Mission

The Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies is the state affiliate of the National Council for the Social Studies and an associate of the New England History Teachers Association. The purposes of MCSS are to: Provide a professional organization...

Board Members

2020-2021 MCSS Board of Directors June 2020 Executive Board President – William McGarrigle – Taunton High School Vice-President - Robert Powers – Plymouth Public Schools Immediate Past President – Norm Shacochis Secretary – Karen Albano – ...

State/Local Councils

MCSS also works with local councils that serve regions of the state. Representatives of these councils sit on the MCSS Board of Directors as voting members. Local councils provide programs for their members several times a year; these programs enhance...